Adoption Act 2010


Restriction on placing child for adoption.

13.— An accredited body shall not place a child for adoption unless—

(a) the child has attained the age of 6 weeks,

(b) it does so only for adoption purposes under this Act, and

(c) it does so in accordance with this Act and the Hague Convention, in particular with Article 17 (which relates to when the state of origin may entrust a child to prospective adopters).